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8th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2003)

Passive Attack Analysis for Connection-Based Anonymity Systems

Andrei Serjantov, Peter Sewell

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Abstract : In this paper we consider low latency connection-based anonymity systems which can be used for applications like web browsing or SSH. Although several such systems have been designed and built, their anonymity has so far not been adequately evaluated. We analyse the anonymity of connection-based systems against passive adversaries. We give a precise description of two attacks, evaluate their effectiveness, and calculate the amount of traffic necessary to provide a minimum degree of protection against them.

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